Mary is a fitness-loving running enthusiast born and raised in Tampa. She started running in high school for the local Plant Panthers and fell in love with the sport. She was a walk on cross country and track runner at the University of Central Florida, working hard each and every day to keep up with the amazingly talented runners she was surrounded by. She started blogging over at foodandfunontherun.com, where she shares her dedication to running, fitness, and having fun while doing so. Most recently, she has started to coach local runners to meet their goals, whether they are looking to set a new PR, or finish their first 5k. She is incredibly excited to become a certified personal trainer in November, and be able to share her love of fitness at a higher level. Marathons are her favorite distance, and she will be crossing the start (and finish!) line of her 7th marathon this weekend in Chicago!